Known as a powerful purification agent since antiquity, activated carbon was introduced to the Western world via the European sugar refining industry in the 1800s. By the early 20th century, technological advances allowed for the development of different types of activated carbon targeted to specific applications.....read more
Activated carbon has been known since antiquity for its tremendous purification abilities, and today it plays a crucial role at the home, municipal, and industrial levels. Yet needs change rapidly in the modern world, requiring activated carbon to evolve as well. Two very important emerging technologies allow it to perform even more important functions.....read more
Activated carbon has been used for water purification since at least 1500 BC, when it was used to cleanse drinking water in India. Today, it is used at both the municipal and home levels to purify drinking water. It is also used to treat effluent water from industrial processing. In both cases, the goal is to remove both noxious and toxic compounds that affect both the safety and aesthetics of the treated water.....read more
Activated carbon, also known as activated charcoal, has been used as an air and water purifier since antiquity. Today, it is widely used in home, commercial, and industrial applications ranging from personal protective devices to mercury scrubbing and biogas removal. There is also some evidence that activated carbon’s unique ability to bind and trap toxins could have implications for better health. Some of these claims are better researched than others, but all are based on the science behind activated carbon. Of course, you should always consult with a physician before trying home remedies, especially if you are currently on any medications or have any chronic illnesses.....read more
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